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* [PATCH] input: Schedule removal of compaq touchscreen emulation (tsdev.c)
@ 2007-02-06 16:42 Richard Purdie
  2007-02-06 19:33 ` James Simmons
  2007-02-07  4:52 ` Andrew Morton
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Richard Purdie @ 2007-02-06 16:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Dmitry Torokhov; +Cc: linux-kernel, Linux-Input

Schedule removal of Compaq touchscreen emulation (drivers/input/tsdev.c)

Its old, was obsolete when it was written by the authors own admission
and much better userspace solutions like tslib now exist. The name is
also confusing.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net> 

 Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt |   14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

Index: linux/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt	2007-02-06 09:40:43.000000000 +0000
+++ linux/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt	2007-02-06 11:36:31.000000000 +0000
@@ -325,3 +325,17 @@ Why:	Unmaintained for years, superceded 
 Who:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
 
 ---------------------------
+
+What:   Compaq touchscreen device emulation
+When:   Oct 2007
+Files:  drivers/input/tsdev.c
+Why:    The code says it was obsolete when it was written in 2001.
+        tslib is a userspace library which does anything tsdev can do and
+        much more besides in userspace where this code belongs. There is no
+        longer any need for tsdev and applications should have converted to
+        use tslib by now.
+        The name "tsdev" is also extremely confusing and lots of people have
+        it loaded when they don't need/use it.
+Who:    Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
+
+---------------------------



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